Council of School Attorneys

COSA Webinar: Copyright in the Classroom

Students and teachers are constantly using different kinds of social media today, both for personal and professional use. Students are creating work for class, but are also privately posting such works online to share with friends and family. Teachers are creating lesson plans from scratch for use in their classrooms, but are also selling them online to other educators. Some are also using commercially available materials, videos, movies, performances, etc., as part of their curricular activities.

Richardson v. State of North Carolina (N.C. Sup. Ct.)

Privatization & School Choice: Vouchers – whether state’s private school voucher program violates state constitution

EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Merits Brief)

Employment Discrimination: Title VII – duty to provide religious accommodation in the absence of actual notice of need for accommodation

COSA Enrollment Form 2015

Membership Information & Enrollment form

Ohio v. Clark (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Merits Brief)

Legal System: Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause - teacher/school staff requirement to report suspected child abuse under state mandatory reporting law - are teachers/staff agents of law enforcement for purposes of Confrontation Clause - does a minor student's out-of-court statements to a teacher in response to teacher's concern about potential child abuse qualify as "testimonial" statements subject to the Confrontation Clause

How-to Video: Logging Into the NSBA/COSA Website

Here’s how to log on to the NSBA site to access COSA members-only content.

How-to Video: How To Search NSBA's Legal Clips

In a one-minute video, learn how to search Legal Clips’ thousands of posts with recent decisions and media reports addressing school law topics. 

School Law Subscriber Enrollment Form

If you don’t qualify for NSBA Council of School Attorneys membership, sign up as a School Law Subscriber and receive access to the online issues of the Council’s newsletter Inquiry & Analysis.

COSA School Law Seminar

NSBA Council of School Attorneys
2017 School Law Seminar

Celebrating 50 Years of Legal Advocacy for Public Schools

Register for the School Law Seminar March 23-25 in Denver, CO!
Sheraton Denver Downtown

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COSA Webinar: Prayer and Public School Board Meetings: Any Change After Greece?

Have your school board clients changed or strengthened their legislative prayer policies following the Supreme Court's May 5, 2014 decision in Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway? Did the Court's decision modify, or merely clarify, Marsh v. Chambers? We will take a hard look at the decision, including prior precedent and legal arguments pro and con for application of Greece's principles to school board meetings.

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